Category Archives: News & Updates

Does China’s Navy Really Have A Rail-Gun Or Is It A Hoax ?

Hello Defence Lovers, In late January 2018, photos started circulating on social media showing a Chinese landing ship armed with a large gun turret fitted on its bow where the ship’s anti-aircraft turret would normally be. If confirmed to be a working prototype, China would be the

Govt Websites Not ‘Hacked’, Downtime Due To ‘Hardware Failure’: Cyber Security Chief

India’s cyber security chief on Friday cited “hardware failure” as the reason for several government websites facing downtime, rejecting reports of cyber attacks. “There has been no cyber attack on any government website or any sabotage. It is a hardware failure, affecting around 10 government

Threats To India Grow, But Do Our Netas Care?

BY:  Shankar Roychowdhury (General Shankar Roychowdhury is a former Chief of Army Staff and a former member of Parliament) As Shri and Shrimati India sit in front of the television set in their living room and surf the evening television channels for their daily fix,

Meet Priyanka Das, An Assamese Girl Who Developed Navigation Of Rafale Fighter Jets

Hello Defence Lovers, Priyanka Das from Dhemaji, Assam, achieving her dreams and reaching the sky heights has made her name as one of the few to work for the development of the satellite navigation wing of Rafale Fighter Jets, which will be used for Indian Air

Why GSAT-6A Mission Crucial For The Armed Forces?

Hello Defence Lovers, When GSLV Mk-II successfully placed GSAT-6A communication satellite in to orbit on today, it gave Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Armed Forces a shot in the arm. ISRO will be testing certain critical systems that may eventually go into the

Don’t Panic, The Army Is Not As Badly Off As It Is Projected

By ​Nitin A Gokhale For the first time since the Kargil conflict in 1999, the Indian Army’s ammunition stock, inventory of spares and maintenance of its existing crucial equipment is up to date, thanks to a combination of emergency procurement and revamped management system. Although

In 2030, These 5 Nations Will Have the World’s Most Powerful Armies on the Planet

Hello Defene Lovers, In the end, the answers to “how do we build a powerful army” remain painfully simple. States that have access to enthusiastic populations with high human capital, that can cull the most innovative technologies from robust, modern economies, and that can structure

Indian Army Paratrooper Plunges To Death As Parachute Fails To Open

Indian Army paratrooper plunges to death as parachute fails to open. An Indian Army paratrooper, Lance Sunil Naik, died in an accident while taking part in a training mission on Friday at Agra. Lance Naik Sunil Kumar sustained head injuries after his parachute failed to

Pakistan Acquires Powerful Missile Tracking System From China

In an unprecedented deal, China has sold Pakistan a powerful tracking system which could speed up the development of multi-warhead missiles by its all-weather ally, state-run Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Zheng Mengwei, a researcher with the CAS Institute of Optics and Electronics in Chengdu, Sichuan province, confirmed to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post that Pakistan had bought a

Indian Air Force Vs Chinese Air Force: The Rivalry In Numbers

Hello Defence Lovers, Air Marshal BS Dhanoa recently said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is on a ‘strong wicket’ against China. While many security experts and analysts have indeed said in the past that when it comes to the eastern sector of the country – especially

Indian Navy Heron drone Crashes In Porbandar

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy crashed minutes after taking off from Porbandar Naval base on Thursday but police say the crash did not cause any injury or damage to property on the ground. Police said the drone crashed in the open

What We Have In Our Indian Arsenal

Hello Defence Lovers, In this article we will talk about the Indian Arsenals. Indian Air Force:  The ‘Tejas’Light Combat Aircraft: This month HAL is expected to deliver three aircraft to the IAF, taking the total number of Tejas to nine. Experts described Tejas as a

India Is The Largest Importer Of Arms Then Why Is The Army Chief Complaining?

India’s Army chief General Bipin Rawat is not someone who usually praises China. However, while speaking at a function in Delhi on March 13, he applauded Beijing’s approach of simultaneously enhancing its military prowess with its rapid economic growth. His argument was India should take

Full Details Of Rafale’s €4-billion Make-in-India & Offsets Plan

This Article Is Taken From LIVEFISTDEFENCE As a political storm intensifies around India’s €7.87 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, and substantial fire focused through allegations of preferential corporate partnershipsfor the €4 billion in offsets that Dassault Aviation and its partners need to execute, the

Is F-35s Are The Right Choice For India’s Defence Or Not?

The United States-produced F-35 stealth fighter seems to be the flavour of the moment in Delhi. Much of this has to do with a wink-wink, nudge-nudge campaign on since 2011 when it was reported that the US had offered a fixed price contract for the

Why China Loves Russian Fighter Jets And Steals All Their Technology?

The Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker” was never planned to exported when it was originally developed, unlike its lighter cousin, the MiG-29. However, ever since being approved for export it has been one of the most popular fighter exports in the Asian region. The first customer for

For The First Time Two Lady Cadets Secured Top Honours At Officers Training Academy

Hello Defence Lovers, For the first time in the history of Officers Training Academy, two lady cadets secured the top honours, including the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’, at the passing out parade held in Chennai. Academy cadet adjutant (ACA) Preeti Choudhary received the Sword of Honour

Russia Test-Fires ‘Ideal’ Hypersonic Missile

Russia said today it successfully launched a hypersonic missile which President Vladimir Putin called “an ideal weapon” as he unveiled a new array of next-generation arms earlier this month.  The high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was launched from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet that took off from an airfield in the South Military

List Of 14 Major Items On The Table For India-France Defence Trade

Hello Defence Lovers, India and France on Saturday outlined concrete steps to broaden the scope of their 20 year-old strategic partnership, signing 14 pacts in areas ranging from defence, security, nuclear energy to the protection of classified information besides agreeing to hold biennial summits between

India & France In Talks For 36 More Rafale Fighters

A letter from the French Defence Minister Florence Parly addressed to her Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman on February 26 indicates that the French government was keen to announce that both countries are in talks for 36 more Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force. This

Fighter Jets Do Not Discriminate Between A Man Or Woman: Avani Chaturvedi

On International Women’s Day, India’s first woman fighter pilot Avani Chaturvedi who holds the distinction to fly solo stressed the need to be efficient and hard working. ? “Machine doesn’t know your gender.  Be it a boy or a girl, you’ve to be competent, the Indian

Sunjawan Terror Attack Mastermind Killed By Army

Security forces yesterday killed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Mufti Waqas, believed to be the mastermind of last month’s Sunjuwan terror attack, during an encounter in South Kashmir’s Awantipora, officials said here. Acting on a specific intelligence input, a small team of the Army along with the elite

What Is Defence Industrial Production Corridor?

Hello Defence Lovers, While presenting the Union Budget 2018 on February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had stated that the government will develop two defence industrial production corridors to promote the defence sector. In which one the first defence corridor will be built starting from Tamil Nadu, linking Chennai

How HAL Plans To Ramp Up LCA-Tejas Production For Local & Export

With Tejas MK-2 Program all set to go official by end of this year, HAL, Government of India along with Indian Air Force have set in motion plans to further augment production capabilities of the LCA-Tejas which not only be able to handle demands for

Is India Getting Vanilla M88 Engine As Kaveri ?

Reports published by La Tribune and Reuters have created buzz over the revival of India’s long dead Kaveri turbofan engine with French assistance coming from Aero-engine major Snecma which has sent Indian defence media into a tizzy due to lack of clarity on the possible

Army Scouting For Full Body Protection Gears

The Army is looking for an Individual Protection System, comprising ballistic helmet, bodysuit and shoes, for soldiers who face terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. It will hold a meeting soon with potential manufacturers who would make presentations. The Army intends to procure about 60,000 of the Individual Protection System,

India Does Not Want To Buy Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Yet

The Lockheed Martin F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter jet that has been in the news in India thanks to speculation that the Indian Air Force has asked for confidential briefings on the aircraft. However, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has categorically stated that India

Successful Flight Test of NAG Anti-Tank Guided Missile Completed – Ready For Induction

India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully conducted a flight test of the third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) NAG on 28 FEB 2018 which is the last developmental trials of the NAG Missile. Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) NAG was successfully flight-tested today(28 FEB

Indian Army’s Firepower Stuns Pakistan, Six Positions Destroyed In One Week

It seems Pakistani posts helping terrorists in infiltration or used by their personnel for launching Border Action Team actions against Indian troops would be up for a tough time as the Indian Army has destroyed six such positions in the last one week and is